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Breath of Life

School healing; Level astrologian 5, white mage 5, necromancer 5

CASTING

Casting Time 1 standard action

EFFECT

Range touch
Target creature touched
Duration instantaneous
Saving Throw Will negates or Will half — see description; Spell Resistance yes (harmless) or yes, see text

DESCRIPTION

This spell cures 5d8 points of damage + 1 point per caster level (maximum +25). Unlike other spells that heal damage, breath of life can bring recently slain creatures back to life. If cast upon a creature that has died within 1 round, apply the healing from this spell to the creature. If the healed creature’s hit point total is at a negative amount less than its Constitution score, it comes back to life and stabilizes at its new hit point total. If the creature’s hit point total is at a negative amount equal to or greater than its Constitution score, the creature remains dead. Creatures brought back to life through breath of life gain a temporary negative level that lasts for 1 day. Creatures slain by death effects cannot be saved by breath of life.